Project (verb) /prəˈjekt/
To transfer or attribute one’s own emotion or desire to another person, especially unconsciously.
We do this every day.
I am often taken aback at reactions to things I do, or say, or write.
That wasn’t what I meant…
But thinking from the other people’s perspectives (as best I can) it often makes sense—if I was someone else, knowing different things, I would see me very differently than I see myself.
We’re all different.
We think differently, see differently, experience differently.
I guess that is the important thing to remember. It makes it easier to be gracious when someone gets us wrong.